ETYM as. belt; akin to Icel. belti, Swed. bälte, Dan. baelte, Old High Germ. balz, Latin balteus, Irish and Gael. balt border, belt.
1. A band to tie or buckle around the body (usually at the waist).
2. An elongated region where a specific condition is found.
3. Endless loop of flexible material between two rotating shafts or pulleys.
ETYM Cf. French désappointement.
A feeling of dissatisfaction that results when one's expectations are not realized; SYN. letdown.